- ISBN 9781861266330 / 1861266332
- Title The Naked Mountain
- Author Reinhold Messner
- Category Climbing & Mountaineering
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2003
- Pages 320
- Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd
- Imprint The Crowood Press Ltd
- Dimensions 150mm x 275mm x 220mm
In this title, Reinhold Messner gives his personal account of the controversial ascent of Nanga Parbat (the Naked Mountain) in 1970. An expedition which has always been shrouded in contorversy and mystery, but one that marked the beginning of Messner's remarkable career in Himalayan climbing.
The ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1970 marked the beginning of Reinhold Messner's remarkable career in Himalayan climbing. But this expedition has always been shrouded in controversy and mystery; his brother Gunther, who accompanied him, met his death on the mountain. Over 30 years later, a bitter quarrel broke out between Messner and the other participants in the Himalayan expedition. Is Messner to blame for his brother's death? Or was it the team that let the two of them down? In this book, Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time. This personal account is a story of death and survival, and for those who want to understand what is the force that drives Messner on, this book aims to provide a key.